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Overview

Introduction to Levittown, New York

Levittown, New York, in Nassau county, is 24 miles E of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau-Suffolk metropolitan area with.

Levittown History

The area was named after Levitt & Sons Inc, who built the town between 1947 and 1951 as a planned community. The town was built on land that was once used for potato farming. Levitt & Sons used cost-effective construction methods that resulted in the production of 30 houses a day. Levittown is distinguished for being the first mass-produced suburb and has served as an archetype in the building of postwar suburbs across the country.

Levittown and nearby Attractions

  • Bronx Zoo
  • Amityville Historical Society - Lauder Museum
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • Belmont Park Race Track
  • Eisenhower County Park

Things To Do In Levittown

The Mediterranean Family Festival is organized by Levittown every September. Local museums include African American Museum, the Rock Hall Museum, the Long Island Children's Museum and the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park. The area offers opportunities for camping, boating, fishing and swimming. Local parks include Pelham Bay Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Captree State Park and Van Cortlandt Park.

Levittown Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

Levittown Higher Education

SUNY College of Technology, Hofstra University, the New York Institute of Technology and Nassau Community College are colleges close to Levittown.

Demographics

People

Total Population51,839
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+27,114
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married54.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.1%
Median Earnings25+$53,309
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,724
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,438

Wealth

Median Family Income$118,750
% Above Poverty Level95.4%
% Below Poverty Level4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation11.4%

Housing

People Living Alone15.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,944
Median House Value$367,700

Ancestry

Italian26.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.3%
Irish21.2%
German12.9%
Polish4.3%
English4.2%
Russian2.3%
French Except Basque1.7%
Greek1.6%
West Indian0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Hungarian0.9%
Austrian0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Scottish0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Ukrainian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Swiss0.2%
African0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Cypriot0.1%
Australian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Levittown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11756
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.72
Approximate Longitude-73.51

Levittown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp67 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches
StationSCARSDALE
Distance23.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bethpage17,016$133,098
East Meadow37,195$115,494
North Bellmore19,994$142,674
North Wantagh12,019$136,453
Plainedge9,227$132,074
Wantagh18,525$151,250

Levittown Public Libraries

Island Trees Public Library
38 FARMEDGE ROAD
Levittown, New York
(516) 731-2211
Levittown Public Library
1 BLUEGRASS LANE
Levittown, New York
(516) 731-5728

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Levittown Public Schools

Abbey Lane School
239 Gardiners Ave
ZIP: 11756
(516) 434-7402
Primary
Total Enrollment 667
Division Avenue Senior High School
120 Division Ave
ZIP: 11756
(516) 434-7155
High
Total Enrollment 1068
Gardiners Avenue School
610 Gardiners Ave
ZIP: 11756
(516) 434-7451
Primary
Total Enrollment 544
Gen Douglas Macarthur Senior High School
3369 Old Jerusalem Rd
ZIP: 11756
(516) 434-7230
High
Total Enrollment 1314
Island Trees High School
59 Straight Ln
ZIP: 11756
(516) 520-2135
High
Total Enrollment 770
Island Trees Middle School
45 Wantagh Ave S
ZIP: 11756
(516) 520-2157
Middle
Total Enrollment 710
J Fred Sparke School
100 Robin Pl
ZIP: 11756
(516) 520-2126
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Jonas E Salk Middle School
3359 Old Jerusalem Rd
ZIP: 11756
(516) 434-7354
Middle
Total Enrollment 916
Michael F Stokes School
101 Owl Pl
ZIP: 11756
(516) 520-2103
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Northside School
35 Pelican Rd
ZIP: 11756
(516) 434-8502
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Summit Lane School
4 Summit Ln
ZIP: 11756
(516) 434-7526
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Wisdom Lane Middle School
120 Center Ln
ZIP: 11756
(516) 434-7304
Middle
Total Enrollment 743

Levittown Private Schools

The Elija School
100 Periwinkle Rd Ste 2
ZIP: 11756
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 11
The Maria Montessori School
5 N Village Green
ZIP: 11756
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
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